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LINGUIST List 21.1627

Sun Apr 04 2010

MultiTree: A Useful Tool for Linguists

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.     linguist, Wouldn't You Support Developments Like This?

Message 1: Wouldn't You Support Developments Like This?
Date: 04-Apr-2010
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Wouldn't You Support Developments Like This?
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Dear Subscribers, 



MultiTree, http://multitree.linguistlist.org/, is a
digital
library of scholarly hypotheses about language
relationships
and subgroupings. These hypotheses are
presented using a
hyperbolic viewer which allows even
very large trees to fit
on the screen. Each tree is
accompanied by information on
all of the languages it
contains, as well as the bibliographical
information
for the hypothesis. MultiTree is linked to the LL-Map

project (http://llmap.org/), a geolinguistic database
through
which linguistic data - including subgrouping
information - can
be viewed in its geographical context.
Both these databases are
integrated with the existing
LINGUIST List databases, providing
access to a wealth
of information on related books, articles,
dissertations,
and conferences.

During the past year, we have
continued adding hypotheses
to the database. A large goal has
been to develop Composite
trees. These trees would consist of
the most recent and
accepted hypotheses on a given family, and
can include
the work of multiple scholars.

In addition to being an
interesting and useful resource for the
community, these
trees provide the students who work on them with
a great
learning opportunity. At present, most families still do

not have fleshed-out Composite trees, but the entire team
is
working on getting more of them up.

A cool new feature of the
interface side is the Comparative
view. You can now select two
trees to compare and see them
side by side in the hyperbolic viewer.
They are linked
together so that if you center one tree on a certain
language,
the other also centers on that language. This makes
comparing
hypotheses much easier. The search inside the viewer has

also been improved considerably, and it now can find strings
inside
of language or subgroup names, regardless of if the
name contains
accented characters in that particular hypothesis.

Please take a
look at MultiTree and let us know what you
think of it by writing
to multitreelinguistlist.org.

If
you agree that it is a useful tool for linguists, as well
as
for non-linguists who want to learn about language
relationships,
please donate to LINGUIST so that we can
continue to work on this
project.


Donate: https://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm



Yours gratefully,



Susan Smith






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Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
1. One year subscription of Journal of Portuguese Linguistics to donors

Cascadilla Press
1. Boucher, Paul (Ed), Many Morphologies (2002)
2. Macaulay, Monica, Surviving Linguistics. A Guide for Graduate Students (2006)
3. Face, Timothy, Guide to the Phonetic Symbols of Spanish, (2008)
4. Ewald, Jennifer, and Edstrom, Anne, (Eds), El Español a través de la 
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Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Cambridge University Press
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2. Uriagereka, Juan, Syntactic Anchors. on Semantic Structuring, Cambridge 
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Continuum
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Editora Europolis
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Equinox
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Mouton de Gruyter
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Multilingual Matters
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Oxford University Press
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Pagijong Press
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Cambridge Scholars Publishing: http://www.c-s-p.org
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De Gruyter Mouton: http://www.degruyter.com/mouton
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Elsevier Ltd: http://www.elsevier.com/linguistics
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Georgetown University Press: http://www.press.georgetown.edu
John Benjamins: http://www.benjamins.com/
Lincom GmbH: http://www.lincom.eu
MIT Press: http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Multilingual Matters: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press: http://www.oup.com/us
Peter Lang AG: http://www.peterlang.com
Rodopi: http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis): http://www.routledge.com/
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Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass: http://glsa.hypermart.net/
Langues et Linguistique: http://y.ennaji.free.fr/fr/
Linguistic Association of Finland: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT: http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics: http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International: http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd: http://www.stjerome.co.uk



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